Giving to USF

Service Learning

The USF California Prize

The USF California Prize was created to honor an exemplary member, or group, in the California civic community.

Service learning programs prepare students for lives of ethical service. The USF California Prize helps supports 400,000 hours of community service performed each year by USF students and staff. Find out more

The University of San Francisco is passionate about inspiring its students to lead ethical lives and give back to their communities.

In our five schools – arts and sciences, law, nursing and health professions, education and management – all undergraduate students are challenged to apply what they learn and to develop practical skills by serving the community. Service learning is an integral component of the curriculum, providing students with community-based lessons about social justice issues and their own potential to be agents of change.

See How USF Service-Learning Programs Work

Interested in seeing what USF students do, in terms of giving back to their communities? Visit with these students as they make food to benefit some of their San Francisco neighbors and also volunteer in the Tenderloin technology lab.